Research course

Management

Institution
Queen's University Belfast · Queen's University Management School
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A research degree offers you the opportunity to develop your research skills and prove yourself as a researcher. Queen's is committed to the enhancement of research training and teaching and offers postgraduate research opportunities across all fields of study. The following postgraduate research study routes for this subject area are:

  • DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PhD)
  • MASTER OF PHILOSOPHY (MPhil)

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Normally a UK 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a final result of 60% (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University).

Applicants who hold a UK 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) may be considered if they hold a UK Masters degree in a relevant discipline with the result stipulated above (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University). Evidence of relevant professional experience and/or attendance at interview may be required in such cases.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The management group is an energetic and enterprising research cluster that continuously strives for excellence in both its teaching and its scholarship. The group's research strengths range from entrepreneurship to human resource management, and from marketing to public sector management. Aside from gaining close research advice and direction from their supervisors and other academics in the group, research students benefit from attending courses and tailor-made reading groups to complete their background preparation in business and management sciences.

Queen's Management School prides itself on research-led teaching and offers its research students experience as teaching assistants in a variety of undergraduate courses. Students regularly attend the School's various seminar series, which attract leading academics from around the world. Students also present their work at these events, gaining invaluable advice and preparation for the academic job market.

RESEARCH STRENGTHS

The group's research theme is studied from different perspectives and disciplines across four substantive fields:

ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

This group is currently focused on the analysis of entrepreneurial finance (venture capital, business angels, private equity), the dynamics of innovation processes in small firms, innovation, organisational change and development, regional migration flows and demographic change, clusters, inter-firm relations, and business development and the relationship between entrepreneurial business development and regional economic development and policy.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND WORKPLACE CHANGE

This group explores the nature and origins of successful workplace performance. Research covers a range of topics, including social partnership and wage determination, financial systems and workplace innovations, new forms of employment dispute resolution, employee voice and silence in modern workplaces, talent management, information systems for managers, and new models of international human resource management.

MARKETING, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS, SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY

This group explores how firms gain and sustain competitive advantage in an increasingly international and network-based economy. Research topics include the management of the multinational firm, managing knowledge in international business networks and managing institutional and cultural differences, strategies in emerging and developing economies, international marketing and R&D strategies, and experimental business model analytics. This group also has research interest in supply chain management, particularly with respect to supply chain risks and sustainable, green supply chains.

PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT

This group focuses on ongoing changes in the procurement of public sector infrastructure and the delivery of public services in a national and international context. A special area of interest centres on public-private partnerships, joint provision and innovation in areas such as health, public safety and education. Concomitant with the challenges posed by these changes, the group also has a strong interest in public sector risk management.

Information for international students

Full details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found here.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
The Research Secretaruy
Email
g.kilpatrick@qub.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 9097 5381
Fax
+44 (0)28 9097 5156